12 Recommended Yoga and Wellness Retreats in Europe

12 Recommended Yoga and Wellness Retreats in Europe for 2018

Our top 12 recommended yoga and wellness retreats in Europe for 2018. Book through Soul Seed Travel to receive a complimentary gift such as a massage or airport pick up from our retreat partners.


Yoga Breaks Spain Yoga and Hiking Retreat, 22 – 27 March/12 – 17 April

Escape to Spain for 5 nights and immerse yourself in warm sunshine, ‘drink’ fresh clean sea air, feast on delicious tasty food, open your body in twice daily amazing yoga and hike in stunning natural scenery. And, if you fancy exploring further, you can go biking and horse trekking, cook up a delicious paella lunch or simply chill in the sun.

Our yoga and hiking retreats in Spain are the perfect blend of two complementing exercises. Whilst hiking is great for the heart and lungs it can create tight leg muscles and an aching back but, with the addition of delicious yoga to lengthen, open and strengthen your posture, you’ll loosen your hamstrings, build strength, mobilise joints and deepen your breathing. The simple fusion of yoga and hiking on one retreat means you receive a complete boost to your health and fitness.

Naturally, everything is optional.  We prefer our retreats to be super relaxed. So if there’s a morning when you want to sleep in, please sleep in. If there’s an afternoon where you’d rather stay by the pool, that’s ok!  Whatever your soul needs, please do that.


Canary Islands

Azulfit Lotus Retreat – the boutique beach yoga holiday in Fuerteventura

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Salute to the sun as it rises over the ocean, explore the endless white sandy beaches or learn to surf in the beautiful turquoise ocean. Azulfit’s Lotus Retreat in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands is a little oasis for you to experience an unforgettable beach yoga holiday. With world-class instruction from a team of international instructors, an inclusive full body massage and delicious, wholesome breakfasts, the retreat is made for holidays that enliven body, mind and spirit.

With small class sizes, world-class instruction and massage treatments all set in the stylish accommodation of a luxury villa, this is the perfect way to rejuvenate and reconnect whilst enjoying a beach holiday. For extra exhilaration surf courses are available. This retreat offers beach yoga, Pilates, TaiChi and meditation sessions led by inspiring and highly qualified instructors who give personal attention to each and every student. As well as beach yoga and pilates, you will also have the chance to experience blissful yoga and meditation classes at the retreat. Drink in the sunset from the yoga terrace or enjoy our spacious indoor studio and drift away into savasana.  Check out our other retreat venue Surya.


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Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats in Norfolk, 30 March – 2 April/25 – 28 May/24 – 27 August


Join us for one of our Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats in Norfolk. Held at our stunning barn venue set in private grounds, with opportunities for wild lake swimming, exploring the Norfolk countryside, and experiencing all that Spring and Summer have to offer! Enjoy twice daily yoga, with a dynamic focus in the mornings and a restorative focus in the evenings, delicious home cooked vegetarian brunch, lunch and dinner, meditative practices, holistic treatments, guided walks and more. Holkham beach is nearby for those who would like a beach day in our free time! Leave feeling a lighter, brighter and a more energised you. This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a weekend away with wellness, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.

After a bright and restful day walking in the abundant countryside or treating yourself to a holistic treatment, our restorative yoga sessions in the evening are the perfect opportunity to deeply relax and unwind. Bess will be teaching a slower class in the evenings, predominantly yin based, allowing you to find stillness and space, finishing off with an extended yoga nidra and savasana.



Wine Tasting, Yoga and Vegan Cooking Retreat, Pesta Romania 6th – 11th April

Join us for an event-filled week, and learn how to create variety in your kitchen through seasonal, wholesome, and healthy vegan cooking. We will create nourishing dishes that can be enjoyed by all, and learn how to combine ingredients to create a plant-based plate of goodness. No diets, no fads, nothing fancy, nothing fake. Simply home cooking that fresh, healthy and delicious.

We’ll begin each day with a sunrise yoga session, followed by a healthy breakfast. After that we will continue with cooking demonstrations and presentations that will help you to form good habits and create a home menu for yourself and your family

Maria Galbeaza, founder and Chairman of the The Wine Tourism Association (“Asociația de Enoturism”) will bring a selection of Romanian wines for us to discover, along with her knowledge and passion for the winemaking tradition of Romania. This will be a truly special and unique addition to our wellness experience right here in Transylvania.

On two nights of the evening you will enjoy a three course vegan menu which is paired with specially selection wines from around the country.

Your stay includes accommodation in our boutique rooms, nourishing vegan meals, access to the wood-fired hot tub and sauna. You will also have free time to take walks in nature, read or enjoy a massage from our resident massage therapist.



Yoga Retreat Portugal – Vale de Moses, open April to October 

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Vale de Moses is a family run yoga retreat in the heart of the Portuguese mountains. Spend a week or more practicing yoga, receiving massage and acupuncture treatments, walking in forests, swimming in natural river pools and eating delicious nutritious food. Stay in one of the beautifully restored stone cottages, Soulpads or in a Tipi.  Our retreat home is perfect for those in need of a break, rest and relaxation. We are surrounded by nature and forests, peace and tranquility – the perfect ingredients to restore your body and mind. The combination of good food and sleep, clean mountain air and water, therapeutic massage and acupuncture, hill walking and river swimming, all create a highly restorative context in which to begin, or to deepen, your yoga practice

A variety of styles of yoga are taught at Vale de Moses through the year by some delightful and inspiring teachers who will take care of you on your mat. You will be safely and physically challenged. Please do not worry about being “good” enough. Or flexible or thin enough. Or whatever enough. We prefer to think you are perfect just as you are. Whatever your capability or experience may be, you are truly welcome. It might be your first yoga retreat, perhaps your first yoga class, or maybe you’ve been practicing regularly for decades.



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EAT.PRAY.MOVE Amalfi Coast Yoga Retreat: FORM+FLAVOR, Italy 13th – 19th May

Join us for our newest addition of a YOGA + FOOD + FORM retreat. Besides a daily yoga class (and on this Amalfi retreat, it will be a class overlooking the sea!), we will also enjoy many walks around the breathtaking scenery on the Amalfi Coast as well as a day walking one of Italy’s most renowned scenic hikes. A meditation walk will be included in the week as well. “FLAVORS” – We’ll not only balance the week with the healthy “form” part of the retreat, but also with learning about and experiencing first hand the amazing flavors of this region. Each day we’ll be able to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, as well as take part in tastings from wine and olive oil, to cheeses, pastries, and lemons. From award-winning restaurants to family farms and kitchens, learning and enjoying the food will be an added bonus to working up an appetite during our classes and walks!

Our day trips will allow us to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer. We will begin our week with a lemon tour + cooking class, as well as a tasting of the region’s famous mozzarella – both while visiting the famous nearby towns of Ravello and Amalfi. We’ll take a day trip by private boat to the nearby island of Capri to see the chic sites of this beautiful “blue island” as well as visit to a winery with a tour and tasting of the wines that hail from this region. Others days will be filled with time to relax by the private pool, and nearby beach, as well as a hike on the Sentiero degli Dei, one of Amalfi’s most famous paths on our way to Positano for a lunch. We’ll end the week with a day at a 5* spa being pampered with treatments and time to relax before ending the week with another scrumptious meal.


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Seaside Yoga, Meditation and Hiking Holiday in Croatia 9 – 16 June/24 June – 1 July/22 – 29 July/1 – 8 September

Are you looking for an inspiring yoga holiday under the Mediterranean sun? Do you want to go somewhere where you can roll out your yoga mat by the sea in the morning, explore secluded beautiful beaches and unspoiled island’s nature in the afternoon, and cleanse your body with organic food and detox juices? Then this nourishing seaside yoga holiday in Croatia is perfect for you!

Experience the joys of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises, hiking through the amazing unspoiled nature of the island and neighboring Peljesac peninsula, a culinary tour, wine tour, sightseeing, excursions, a visit to a organic olive grove farm and a wild herbs workshop – where you will be able to learn about the culinary use and medical benefits of Mediterranean herbs. The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia.



AdventureYogi Sunshine and Yoga Holiday in Santorini, 30 June -7 July/7 – 14 July

For a breathtaking and unforgettable sunshine and yoga holiday in Greece, come and join us on the magical island of Santorini. Santorini is known for its beautiful blue and white churches and surrounded by majestic views of volcanoes in the backdrop, the crystal clear Aegean sea and stunning sunsets. Get all the Vitamin D you could possibly need and more soaking-in the warm Greek summer sun.

The wonderful heart-warming people of Greece, the food, and stunning scenery make it a very special location to retreat to. There really is nothing else quite like Santorini so it is a must-do holiday destination. Combining it with yoga makes it an unforgettable experience. Morning yoga up by the church behind your accommodation with views to the Aegean Sea and evening yoga in the spacious yoga platform, dive deep into your own inner self and find the power from within. Release and let go of tension and feel energised and grounded from the fire of this volcanic island.

Everyone is welcome, yogis of all levels, and non-Yogis. You will be made to feel more than welcome by the lovely hotel staff and looked after by our AdventureYogi Team so you can totally switch off. Early booking is highly recommended as flight prices get expensive the closer we get to the date.

Your Greek holiday will include accommodation at a stunning boutique hotel, a wholesome organic breakfast of fruit, granola, meats, cheeses, yoghurt and more all freshly prepared, 3 hours of yoga per day, a 2 hour walking tour of the Santorini Coastline, and more. The food is all locally grown and absolutely delicious. Whether you’re looking to de-stress and unwind, or you’re more athletic, you’ll find what you’re looking for. For the adventurous, you can go diving, kayaking, sailing, surfing, and more. If you just want to relax, you can go swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear blue waters, or lounge around on the beach or by the hotel pool.


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7 Day Sun Kissed Yoga Holidays in Cyprus, open all year

Want to prevent burnout, evade stress or master your fears? Would you like to regain your inner strength and balance? Then join us for our sun kissed yoga holidays in Cyprus. Immersed in nature, Cyprus Villages is the ideal environment to decelerate and get to know yourself.

Treat yourself to an uplifting holiday, experience tradition living in the countryside of a centuries old village, set far away from tourist areas amidst the vineyard and tempting orange and olive plantations. Step into the heart of Cyprus, for years now, the family run company offers yoga holidays in Tochni, be it for individuals or small groups.

Nothing compares to a holiday in traditional village atmosphere, tucked in the gentle hills of Cyprus. Cyprus Villages is the perfect opportunity to live in a traditional stone house, stroll along the narrow streets around the village square and enjoy a coffee in an authentic coffee shop. You will participate in the authentic village life with mediterranean flair. What’s more, Cypriots are famous for their hospitality and the catchphrase “kopiaste”, meaning: come, join us!



Soulshine Ibiza Holistic Wellbeing Retreats, 14 – 20 April/5 – 11 May/12 – 18 May/2 – 8 June/23 – 29 July/1 – 7 September/22 – 28 September/13 – 19 October/20 – 27 October

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Soulshine Ibiza Retreat experiences capture the heart and soul of the Soulshine philosophy. More than a yoga holiday, our meticulously curated retreats at Soulshine’s Ibiza flagship, Can Shui, allows you to pause from the crazy pace of modern life. Reconnect with your true nature and let your soul shine with a whole heap of love from the Soulshine team and a jam-packed schedule of holistic, healing and transformative loveliness. The perfect opportunity to explore, develop and deepen your yoga and meditation practice whilst gaining a greater understanding of holistic healing.

Laugh a lot, make new friends, snooze, sunbathe, explore, relax, read, walk and indulge in yummy food. A Soulshine Retreat gives you a transformative holistic wellness experience that nourishes your body, mind and soul.

During your six nights in the care of the extensive Soulshine Retreats Team you can expect to enjoy an extraordinary amount of delicious daily Yoga, Meditation, Wellness Talks and Healing Workshops from our wellness experts, plus pampertastic and deeply healing remedial treatments from our talented wellness team (to ensure maximum relaxation and soul soothing!). Not to mention being cared for by our utterly loving and attentive hosts who are constantly on hand to ensure that you don’t lift a finger (we’re quite strict about that!). It is a truly holistic wellness experience.


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Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat in a French Chateau, 20 – 24 June/21 – 25 September

A 5 day retreat at award winning Yobaba Lounge to re-establish a rich, soulful connection to your yoga and meditation practice. Located in a picturesque medieval village in the southern French Pyrenees, the house feels like a temple, the rooms are large and stylish.

The gourmet vegan food has been described as sensational, outrageous, alchemical, the best ever, and more. It is often raw, always free from dairy, meats, gluten, and sugar. The food supports the practice and quickly rebalances digestion. Retreat facilitator Gertrud shares her practice of Embodied Meditation, which is the yoga of breath, mindfulness and movement. Without excessive effort, the practice strengthens your core, legs and hips, tones your parasympathetic nervous system and sets alight your inner space.

The retreat is intended for all those in need of rejuvenation, rest and relaxation, and those who are seeking a more mystical connection to their existing yoga and meditation practice. Nevertheless, it is suitable for beginners or those already proficient in either yoga or meditation.


Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps, 1 – 8 August/8 – 15 August/15 – 22 August/22 – 29 August

Join us in the beautiful French Alps for an alpine yoga and hiking holiday adventure. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home! Stay in our beautiful rustic Chalet style accommodation nestled on the mountainside surrounded by alpine pastures. Start and end the day with yoga to stretch out your hiking limbs, and soothe them with a sauna and hot tub, or treat yourself to a massage. We have been running these alpine adventures since 2008 and have worked out the perfect formula for your active relaxation.

Step out of the chalet and the mountain trails are yours for the picking. If you’ve not visited the French Alps in the summer time, you’re in for a treat. As the winter snow melts away in the spring, the mountains take on their summer mantle of bright green grass and colourful alpine flowers. The views are equally as spectacular in the summer as they are in the winter.

After a long walk reward yourself with a swim to cool off in a refreshing glacial lake. There are so many hikes to choose from, at blue, red or black levels. Enjoy views of Mont Blanc in the distance. If you feel like a day off from walking why not try paragliding or white water rafting, or enjoy the Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice. Or simply relax in the garden of the chalet and catch some sun whilst enjoying a good book.


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Having trouble choosing? Email us at retreats@soulseedmedia.com and we will help you find and book your perfect retreat.

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